FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, grey core:, smooth; small white, gray and red inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6, core: grey, 5YR5/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.4
inclusions 10%, length: 0.2-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.2-0.8
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.12-1
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, dark grey, 0.04-0.2
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